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15 May 2011   #11
Colinjbro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Unless you're a heavy gamer, I doubt you'll see much difference.

6-8GB is fine for what most of us want to do.

Is the extra expense worth it?

Am I right in saying that most games don't even use past 4GBs? I had 6GBs and recently bought another 2 because I got a good deal on it and I have not seen any noticeable difference, Like was said earlier it is a luxury really. RAM past 4GBs really only benefits heavy video editing and the likes as far as I know.


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15 May 2011   #12
OCIR

windows 7 home permium 64 bits
 
 

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15 May 2011   #13
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

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Am I right in saying that most games don't even use past 4GBs?
That is probably true because most games, most programs in general, are designed to run on 32-bit systems. It costs a lot of money to keep two development lines, so instead of making 32-bit and 64-bit versions of programs, most still only make 32-bit, which most 64-bit computers can support just fine.

64-bit is catching up as the standard. Eventually, in not many years, 32-bit will be a thing of the past, just as 16-bit is now. And 128-bit will be on the horizon.

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RAM past 4GBs really only benefits heavy video editing and the likes as far as I know.
Oh no. That is totally wrong. Any program that is a 64-bit program can use above 4Gb - and that, most importantly, includes the operating system. Also important is the number of programs you can have running - multi-tasking.

What benefits (or hurts!) heavy video editing the most is the choice of graphics cards. Serious video editing needs a serious "workstation" card, not a gaming card. And workstation cards can cost many times more than the best gaming cards (See here).
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15 May 2011   #14
Colinjbro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

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Am I right in saying that most games don't even use past 4GBs?
That is probably true because most games, most programs in general, are designed to run on 32-bit systems. It costs a lot of money to keep two development lines, so instead of making 32-bit and 64-bit versions of programs, most still only make 32-bit, which most 64-bit computers can support just fine.

64-bit is catching up as the standard. Eventually, in not many years, 32-bit will be a thing of the past, just as 16-bit is now. And 128-bit will be on the horizon.

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RAM past 4GBs really only benefits heavy video editing and the likes as far as I know.
Oh no. That is totally wrong. Any program that is a 64-bit program can use above 4Gb - and that, most importantly, includes the operating system. Also important is the number of programs you can have running - multi-tasking.

What benefits (or hurts!) heavy video editing the most is the choice of graphics cards. Serious video editing needs a serious "workstation" card, not a gaming card. And workstation cards can cost many times more than the best gaming cards (See here).

wow that is some card!!!!
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15 May 2011   #15
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

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wow that is some card!!!!
But not for gaming.
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16 May 2011   #16
Colinjbro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

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wow that is some card!!!!
But not for gaming.

surely only people making feature movies and the likes could justify a card at that price?? =)
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16 May 2011   #17
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

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surely only people making feature movies and the likes could justify a card at that price?? =)
It is more for designing buildings, airplanes or other complex structures where scaling during rotations and the like are essential to keep true. CAE/CAD stuff.
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16 May 2011   #18
Colinjbro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digerati View Post
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surely only people making feature movies and the likes could justify a card at that price?? =)
It is more for designing buildings, airplanes or other complex structures where scaling during rotations and the like are essential to keep true. CAE/CAD stuff.

I figured it was something like that, Thanks for the info!
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16 May 2011   #19
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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17 May 2011   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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